Kidd ranks Doncic: “Better than Dirk, in the atmosphere of MJ”

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Giannis Askounis

30/Jan/24 20:02

Sensational form of Luka Doncic prompts Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd to a huge praise of the Slovenian star

By Johnny Askounis/

Luka Doncic navigating multiple solid showings in his best campaign in the NBA makes Jason Kidd proud.

The head coach of the Dallas Mavericks ranked his player over German great Dirk Nowitzki as the best player in franchise history. “He is better than Dirk,” he said in an interview with Dallas radio station 97.1 on The Freak’s “The Downbeat”, relays ESPN.

“He is in the atmosphere of MJ, the best to ever do it, LeBron, Kobe. And so, just to appreciate what this young man’s doing at the age of 24, is something that Dallas has never seen,” added Kidd on the Slovenian star, “I have said this internally: He is better than Dirk. He does things that Dirk could never do, and now is the opportunity of getting the right people around him to ultimately win a championship.”

Doncic, 24, is averaging 34.7 points per game in the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season, including setting a new record for the most points by a European player in a single NBA game with 73 points against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

“This young man is 24 and is breaking all the records that stand in front of him,” stated the former player and current play-caller of the Mavs, “He is a winner, and his ultimate goal is to win a championship. And he will get there and not just win one, but he will win multiple when it is all said and done.”

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